MODA Blockheads: Block #12

Welcome back to Week #12!

Once again this week, we are skipping the featured block for this week, sticking with one of the BONUS BLOCKS. But you should most definitely go check out Deb’s, FRIENDSHIP STAR BLOCK, it is so versatile. You can find info for it HERE. Even though it is a bit simple for our 9″ block size for our version, it would be so cute in so many sizes!

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INTRODUCING BLOCK #12 [for us]: WHEATFIELD BONUS BLOCK

To get the block directions for this week from the MODA ARCHIVES.. GO HERE.

HOW WE DID OURS

This is such a fun twist on some very basic units and I love that as it is something I am often doing in my own Fig Tree patterns. Playing with color layout with this one was really interesting too as there really are so many different ways you could make this block look simply by changing color placement on your units.

  • The center green print is from Christmas Figs.
  • The warm green branches is from Fresh Fig Favorites.
  • The red floral is from Strawberries & Rhubarb.
  • The small background print is also from Strawberries & Rhubarb.

SETTING INFORMATION

I am working on some more info for our SETTING. I know many of you are waiting for it and it has been a long time coming. Here is what I have for you so far:

MATERIALS LIST

  • 2 ½ yds. blue chambray or other color [Note that in some of the options shown, the setting & the hourglass blocks are different fabrics. In this case you will need ⅝ yd. of that additional fabric]
  • (5) ½ yd. various soft cream and ivory prints
  • (1) ¼ yd. one more soft cream print

FROM SETTING FABRIC [blue chambray in our version]:

  • Cut (3) 14 ½” strips and cut into the following:
  • Cut (3) 14 ½” squares. Cut in ½ on the diagonal TWICE to yield (12) setting triangles [a]. Handle very carefully and do not stretch the bias on the triangles.
  • Cut (2) 10″ squares. Cut in ½ on the diagonal ONCE to yield (4) corner triangles [b]. Handle very carefully and do not stretch the bias on the triangles.
  • From the above strip leftovers, cut (26) 4 ½” squares. Cut in ½ on the diagonal TWICE to yield (104) hourglass triangles [c]. Handle very carefully and do not stretch the bias on the triangles.

FROM EACH OF (5) VARIOUS CREAM FABRICS:

  • Cut (2) 3 ½” strips. From the (10) strips, cut (36) 3 ½” x 9 ½” total sashing [d].
  • Cut (2) 4 ½” strips. From these (10) strips, cut (82) 4 ½” squares. Cut squares in ½ on the diagonal TWICE to yield 328 total hourglass triangles [e]. Handle very carefully and do not stretch the bias on the triangles.

FROM (1) CREAM PRINT FABRIC:

  • Cut (1) 5 ¾” strip. Cut (4) 5 ¾” squares. Cut in ½ on the diagonal TWICE to yield (16) triangles [f] total. Handle very carefully and do not stretch the bias on the triangles.
  • Mark all of your pieces carefully and keep them organized.
  • More info coming next week on making hourglass blocks.

We will see you guys next Wednesday with Block #13.

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See you soon, Joanna


Moda Blockheads 4

Introduction
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13

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1 COMMENT

  1. Elaine McBride | 26th Jun 22

    Looking for block 14–having fun keeping up with each week, but haven’ seen anything for block 14.

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